Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
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Betty Jo's Business 

Steve can't sleep as he's worried about the family finances. The crop dusting business is doing well enough, but all his customers are requesting credit while his suppliers are demanding ... See full summary »

Director:

Elliott Lewis

Writers:

Paul Henning (created by), Charles Stewart | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson
June Lockhart ... Dr. Janet Craig
Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye Henning)
Mike Minor ... Steve Elliott
Meredith MacRae ... Billie Jo Bradley
Lori Saunders ... Bobbie Jo Bradley
Frank Cady ... Sam Drucker
Nora Denney ... Mrs. Graham (as Dodo Denny)
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Mrs. Hughes (as Nancy Marlowe)
Peggy Russell Peggy Russell ... Mrs. Frisby (as Peggy Russel)
Laura Lamb Laura Lamb ... Mother #1
Dorothy Hack Dorothy Hack ... Mother #2
Ann Urcan Ann Urcan ... Woman On Phone #1
Jean Corbett Jean Corbett ... Woman on Phone #2
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Storyline

Steve can't sleep as he's worried about the family finances. The crop dusting business is doing well enough, but all his customers are requesting credit while his suppliers are demanding payment. He doesn't want to be heavy handed with his customers since they are all long time friends of the Bradley family and he doesn't want to create an air of conflict within the valley. Betty Jo initially tells Steve to demand payment from his customers, but changes her mind when she thinks about the personal situations of all those individuals. Even though she knows for a fact that Steve would be against the idea, Betty Jo thinks that the best way to solve their financial problem is for her to get a job. Since she's looking after Kathy Jo anyway, she figures the perfect job would be to open a daycare at the hotel. She decides not to tell Steve about this plan. On the first day, Betty Jo, with the help of her sisters, does booming business and the children under her care all seem happy. But when ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1970 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In a strange coincidence, Byron Foulger, who played the conductor Wendell Gibbs, died on the same day this episode was originally broadcast. See more »

Soundtracks

Petticoat Junction
(uncredited)
Written by Curt Massey & Paul Henning
Performed by Curt Massey
[Series theme song played during the opening titles and credits]
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